Polk City, FL
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Polk City is a very small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 1,907 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Polk City is the 382nd largest community in Florida.

When you are in Polk City, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.88% of Polk City’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Polk City is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Polk City who work in office and administrative support (12.87%), maintenance occupations (8.16%), and management occupations (8.16%).

In Polk City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.31 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Polk City doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In Polk City, just 12.06% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Polk City in 2010 was $19,073, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,292 for a family of four. However, Polk City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Polk City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Polk City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Polk City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Polk City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.97% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Polk City include German, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Polk City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.